The NEXUS Institute
The NEXUS Institute is one of 92 high school youth theology institutes funded by the Lilly Endowment, under the oversight of the Forum for Theological Enrichment. NEXUS exists to transform the landscape of the Lutheran Church through innovative and intentional development of young adults who want to be more involved in the nexus of faith, life, and the church.
The institute is a life-changing opportunity where young adults engage in theological learning, leadership development, and vocational discernment, all in the context of intentional Christian community, and are sent out to transform their local communities.
Welcome to the NEXUS Institute
Full-time ministry is not what it used to be. We need to chart a new course. If you want to get below the surface of simplistic understandings of church and God and how Scripture and faith intersect with the world around you, NEXUS is the place.
Hope Over Fear.Come join us as focus on owning our radical hope in Christ by studying the Old and New Testaments and applying it to our lives.
COVID-19 Update: Due to the current pandemic and a desire to keep each other healthy, The NEXUS Institute will be shifting to an ALL-ONLINE format for summer 2020. High school students are the future of Christian ministry - and we don't want to miss you for a whole summer! We thank everyone for their flexibility, and we look forward to engaging in theology, community, and vocation!
This Also Means: If travel was keeping you or someone you know from applying, now is the time to apply!